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Regional Championships: Midlands

Championship Section Summary

Year Winners Conductor Test piece
2019 Desford Colliery Michael Fowles Seascapes, Ray Steadman-Allen
2018 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Odyssey, Kevin Norburry
2017 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Pageantry, Herbert Howells
2016 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke Cambridge Variations, Philip Sparke
2015 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke The Torchbearer, Peter Graham
2014 Virtuosi GUS Adam Cooke St Magnus, Kenneth Downie
2013 Jaguar Land Rover Dave Lea Harmony Music, Philip Sparke
2012 Desford Colliery Russell Gray The Devil and The Deep Blue Sea, Derek Bourgeois
2011 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman Paganini Variations, Philip Wilby
2010 Virtuosi GUS John Berryman English Heritage, George Lloyd
2009 Desford Colliery R. Gray Salute to Youth, Gilbert Vinter
2008 Desford Colliery N. Seaman Festival Music, Eric Ball
2007 Staffordshire D. Maplestone Isaiah 40, Robert Redhead
2006 Newstead Welfare Duncan Beckley Journey to the Centre of the Earth, Peter Graham
2005 Woolley Pritchard Sovereign T Jones Rienzi, Richard Wagner arr. Howard Lorriman
2004 Travelsphere Holidays David Stowell Tristan Encounters, Martin Ellerby
2003 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Prague, Judith Bingham
2002 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Whitsun Wakes, Michael Ball
2001 Travelsphere Holidays F. Renton Jazz, Philip Wilby
2000 Desford Colliery P. Parkes Variations on an Enigma, Philip Sparke
1999 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant Blitz, Derek Bourgeois
1998 Desford Colliery F. Renton Montage, Peter Graham
1997 NSK-RHP Ransome B. Grant A Lowry Sketchbook, Philip Wilby
1996 Rigid Containers GUS J. Berryman Sounds, John Golland
1995 Desford - Un Vie de Matelot, Robert Farnon
1994 William Davis Construction K. Wilkinson Partita, Philip Sparke


Grimethorpe Colliery Band -

Saturday 20 April • Hull Truck Theatre, 50 Ferensway, Hull HU2 8LB HU2 8LB


Gresley Colliery Band - A George's Day Concert

Saturday 20 April • The Gresley Old Hall, Church Gresley DE11 9QW


Regent Hall Concerts - Regent Hall Band & Regent Brass

Saturday 20 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army) . 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


Contest: European Brass Band Championships

Friday 26 April • 2m2c Montreux Music & Convention Centre,Stravinski Hall, Montreaux. Claude-Nobs 5, 1820 Montreaux, Switzerland  . 1820


Regent Hall Concerts - Celebrity Recital - Brett Baker (trombone) Elliot

Friday 26 April • Regent Hall (The Salvation Army). 275 Oxford Street Opp. RESERVED. London . W1C 2DJ W1C 2DJ


The Corsham Band

April 18 • Due to work commitments, a vacancy has arisen for a Tenor Trombone player. First or Second position available. We are a newly promoted Second Section band with a friendly and enthusiastic team.


Hitchin Band

April 17 • HORN VACANCY - Hitchin Band are looking for a 1st/2nd horn to join our Championship section band. We are a sociable band with a busy calendar of concerts and events. The position is negotiable. We rehearse Monday and Thursdays evenings.


Moulton 77 Brass Band

April 17 • Following a busy 2018 & our strong placing at areas; Moulton 77 are keen to welcome new members, particularly cornets and trombones. We are a friendly, lively group, aspiring to progress to the third section. We need more players to swell our numbers.


Derek Renshaw

ABBA Member
Conductor, Band Trainer and Adjudicator.